Monday, March 31, 2014

THE BROOM HAS LANDED! - The Witch's Broom by Deborah Blake

Y'all know how much I admire Miss Deborah Blake. She is one of the sweetest people on the planet and she has been such an inspiration to me. So when she takes the time to research and write a book, I know I want the information she has to share.

I've been anxiously anticipating The Witch's Broom for months. As Deborah said in her blog - The broom has landed - a week early! To celebrate, Miss Deborah is giving a couple copies away as well as other goodies. And there's still time to purchase a signed copy (offered only to the first 100 'Buy Now' folks)

She also has a contest going on at Goodreads - doubling your chances at a freebie!

What I find most fascinating about this book as that until now, very little has been written about one of the most important tools a witch can own. Deborah Blake has done her homework. The Witch's Broom includes everything from their history, how to choose one and the multiple uses in our practice.

Whether you choose to pick up one of the precious signed copies or wind your way through the give-away contest, I hope you'll hop on your own broom and whisk over to Writing the Witchy Way and grab one.


Monday, March 3, 2014


While we're talking 'prepping' on the blog, I thought I'd share this blog post from

National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, March 2-8, 2014, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Being prepared to act quickly could be a matter of survival. This is especially evident during the threat of severe weather. The deadliest and most destructive tornado of 2013, an EF-5 on May 20 in Moore, Oklahoma and caused more than $2 billion in property damage. Even though severe weather was anticipated days in advance, many in the impacted areas said they did not have a plan and were caught unprepared.
While spring tends to produce more tornadoes, they're not uncommon in fall. In November 2013 alone, at least 70 tornadoes spanned seven Midwestern states.On Nov. 17, a late season tornado outbreak that struck seven Midwestern states became the most active tornado day of 2013 with a total of 74 tornadoes.

Severe weather could happen at any time, anywhere. Even though the Oklahoma tornado outbreak was forecasted for days in advance, and warning lead times for the tornado outbreak averaged nearly 20 minutes, there were still many people in the impacted areas that stated they were unprepared.

Here is what we can do to prepare:
Knowing your risk, taking action and being an example by sharing your knowledge and actions with your social network are just a few steps you can take to be better prepared and save your life and others.

Know Your Risk: Hurricanes, tornadoes, storms - every state in the United States experiences severe weather. Visit to get the latest on weather threats.

Take Action: Take the next step in severe weather preparedness by creating a family communications plan, putting an emergency kit together, keeping important papers and valuables in a safe place, and learning about Wireless Emergency Alerts. To learn more about taking action, participate in a local event on April 30 through America’s PrepareAthon.

Be an Example: Once you have taken action to prepare for severe weather, share your story with family and friends on Facebook or Twitter. Your preparedness story will inspire others to do the same.